Sky Sports and the BBC make their first broadcast selections of the 2021-22 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season.
Fixtures from the first five rounds of the forthcoming FA WSL season have been selected for live broadcast, with Manchester United and Reading set to open the campaign live on Sky Sports Premier League.
The Red Devils, under new head coach Marc Skinner, will welcome Kelly Chambers’ Reading to Leigh Sports Village on Friday 3 September (7.45pm), before the BBC show their first WSL match the following day, as Everton entertain Manchester City on Saturday 4 September (1.30pm) at Goodison Park.
Sky Sports Premier League will then host its second match of the weekend from The Emirates Stadium as Arsenal welcome back-to-back champions Chelsea on Sunday 5 September (12.30pm).
The new broadcast deal secured with Sky Sports, who will show all 12 clubs in the opening five rounds, and the BBC, who will bring the league to BBC One and BBC Two for the first time, will show more live matches than ever before.
Matches not selected for broadcast are available to watch live for free on the FA Player. All highlights and full match replays will be available on the platform the following day.
A number of international broadcasters will once again be showcasing the WSL and for those countries that do not have a broadcast agreement in place, matches will be viewable through The FA Player.
The FA will continue to show one match per week from The FA Women’s Championship on the FA Player. Matches not selected will have full match highlights the following day.
Barclays Women’s Super League Broadcast picks:
Manchester United v Reading – Friday 3 September, 7.45pm – Sky Sports Premier League
Everton v Manchester City – Saturday 4 September, 1.30pm -BBC One
Arsenal v Chelsea – Sunday 5 September, 12.30pm – Sky Sports Premier League
West Ham United v Aston Villa – Saturday 11 September, 11.30am – Sky Sports Premier League
Chelsea v Everton – Sunday 12 September, 12.30pm – BBC Two
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur – Sunday 12 September, 6.45pm – Sky Sports Football
Everton v Birmingham City – Saturday 25 September, 11.30am – Sky Sports Premier League
Manchester United v Chelsea – Sunday 26 September, 12.30pm – BBC Two
Arsenal v Manchester City – Sunday 26 September, 6.45pm – Sky Sports Football
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion – Saturday 2 October, 11.30am- Sky Sports Premier League
Aston Villa v Arsenal – Sunday 3 October, 12.30pm – BBC Two
Birmingham City v Manchester United – Sunday 3 October, 6.45pm – Sky Sports Football
Manchester United v Manchester City – Saturday 9 October, 1.30pm – BBC One
Chelsea v Leicester City – Sunday 10 October, 12.30pm – Sky Sports Premier League
Arsenal v Everton – Sunday 10 October, 3pm – Sky Sports Premier League
FA Women’s Championship picks for the FA Player:
Crystal Palace v Bristol City – Sunday 29 August, 2pm
Sheffield United v Durham – Sunday 5 September, 2pm
Blackburn Rovers v Watford – Sunday 12 September, 2pm
Sunderland v Lewes – Sunday 26 September, 2pm
Coventry United v Liverpool – Sunday 3 October, 2pm
London City Lionesses v Watford – Sunday 10 October, 2pm
Charlton Athletic v Sunderland – Sunday 31 October, 2pm